In the first phase of the initiative, from 2010 to 2014, a number of activities are planned.
Commencing in January 2012, the five-year eReefs project will provide vital tools for decision making and communication spanning the entire Great Barrier Reef spectrum - from catchment to ocean - across space and time.
The biodiversity profiling project explores whether natural history collections can be used to derive metrics of inferred change in biodiversity status across Australia.
Environmental accounts are used for decision-making. They present information in a structured and standardised way and can be used to ascertain changes in the environment, ecosystems, and their functioning.
A detailed framework will be developed to support environmental accounting activity across Australia.
National Environmental Information Infrastructure
A network will be designed, developed and built to support the discovery, access, and re-use of environmental information.